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Lifting Device from Konecranes is Alternative to Traditional Hoists

Konecranes offers the AirBalancer, a lifting device with a floating load unit, that aids in the picking, lifting, moving, and precise placement of items by hand.

David Bankson Named President of Label Technology

Label Technology Inc. has named David Bankson as its new president. Bankson, VP of research and development, will succeed his father, John Bankson, who will remain as CEO and chairman of the board.

Matteucci Award Recognizes Four Exceptional Presenters at AIMCAL Fall 2011 TechCon

In keeping with tradition, the Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL), Ft. Mill, SC, recognized exceptional presenters with its coveted Matteucci Award at its annual fall technical conference, this year held on October 23--26 at the Peppermill Resort.

HP Indigo Introduces WS4600 Digital Press

The HP Indigo WS4600 digital press is said to offer a full ecosystem solution for label production.

Acucote Installs Martin Automatic Splicer

Custom coating and laminating converter ACUCOTE has recently installed a Martin Automatic ECPF splicer and reportedly is well on course for an 18-month payback on the investment.

US Converting Bought by Advanced Web Technologies

Advanced Web Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of US Converting Inc., South Elgin, IL, a wide web flexible packaging converter established in 1985.

Bagmaking Equipment from Gloucester Adds Capacity at Laddawn

Gloucester Engineering has received multiple orders from Laddawn to provide equipment to Laddawn's new facility in Sparks, NV. Laddawn, a privately owned manufacturer of PE bags, film, and tubes headquartered in Devens, MA, purchased a new 104-in.-wide blown film line from Gloucester in August.

Fixed Point Web Gauge from NDC Suited for Entry-Level Use

NDC Infrared Engineering’s new fixed-point 8000-F web gauging system, which is part of the TDi family, features architecture built upon intelligent measurements and controls and is said to provide a cost-effective, entry-level solution for web gauging.

HP Indigo Digital Press Pushes Crossover Point

Alpharetta, GA | The HP Indigo WS6600 digital press for labels and packaging is said to push the crossover point of digital vs conventional processes by up to 50%.

Martin Automatic Signs New Rep in Middle East and North Africa

Martin Automatic Inc. has signed a cooperation agreement with XOL Automation to distribute Martin’s automatic splicing, rewinding, and tension control equipment.

Cortec Corp. Offers Biodegradable Film with Corrosion Inhibitor

Eco-Corr Film from Cortec Corp. is a biobased and biodegradable film utilizing Cortec's patented VpCI (Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor) technology.

AkzoNobel Specialty Plastics Announces Full Commercialization of Soliant Bright Film

AkzoNobel Specialty Plastics has announced the full commercialization of Soliant Bright Film.

New Custom High-Performance Rollstock Program from Rollprint

A new stock program is announced by Rollprint Packaging Products that’s suited for custom, high-performance, engineered rollstock products, allowing lower volume orders.

CPP Gets Converters on Track with Conference Program

CPP Expo, HA Bruno's Converting & Package Printing Exposition, to offer a comprehensive conference track for converters at the upcoming show co-located with Pack Expo

Mohawk Buys Synthetic & Paper Supplier Bravo Solutions

Mohawk Fine Papers, manufacturer of fine papers for commercial and digital printing, finalizes the purchase of Bravo Solutions, a supplier of specialty synthetic and paper substrates for digital printing

Advanced Labels NW Buys Its 1st HP Indigo WS6000

Advanced Labels NW, a custom label manufacturer celebrating 20 years of business, adds to its existing flexographic label portfolio with the installation of its first HP IndigoWS6000 digital offset press

NDC Diversifies into Metals Business

NDC Infrared Engineering, a leading manufacturer of web gauging equipment, acquires the IRM Group, manufacturers of measuring systems for the metals industries

SVC To Explore Future Innovation at Annual Symposia

SVC announces its vacuum coating education tutorial courses and technical program for its upcoming TechCon 2012, slated for April 28—May 3 at the Santa Clara Convention Ctr., Santa Clara, CA

GSI Noted for Medical Sensor Manufacturing

GSI Technologies, a leading printed electronics specialty manufacturer, is recognized in Frost & Sullivan’s recently published “World Printed Electronics Market” report

Heidelberg To Distribute EFI VUTEk Superwide Printers

Heidelberg Canada agrees with EFI to distribute EFI VUTEk GS series superwide format digital printers with Saphira brand inks, parts, consumables, accessories, and upgrades

In-Mold Decorating Assn. Names Competition Winners

The In-Mold Decorating Assn. announces the winners of its fifth Annual Awards Competition. Entries will receive awards, on November 16—17 at the annual IMLCON & IMDCON meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix

$2 MM Folding Carton Expansion at Menasha Includes Sheeting

A $2 million expansion at Menasha Packaging's Folding Carton Group in Neenah includes the addition of 20,000 sq ft, a new 65-in. precision sheeter, and an automated scrap removal system

Send EPA Comments on MSW & Sustainable Materials Management

The EPA solicits written comments regarding its role in the measurement of materials in municipal solid waste (MSW) by August 31

Prism Group Holdings Acquired by EFI

Global innovator of customer-focused digital printing EFI acquires Prism Group Holdings, worldwide provider of the Prism WIN MIS and Prism QTMS automated shop floor management solution

Facility Tests Carbon Fiber Composite Materials

Web Industries opens a new 10,000-sq-ft Composites Automation Development Ctr. in the Atlanta area to help its customers test new and emerging carbon fiber composite materials for qualification and use in the automated fiber placement manufacturing process.

German Label Converter Expands into Flex-Packs, Cartons with OMET Press

Illert Etiketten invests in a eight-color OMET VaryFlex-F1 press to expand its converted offerings to include flex-pack and cartons

FlexSol Packaging Grows with W&H Blown Film Line

The Nashville, TN, facility of FlexSol Packaging, a wholly-owned div. of Lyndhurst, NJ-based Sigma Plastics Group, will accommodate growth with the installation of a high-output, five-layer VAREX line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp

Eco-One Plastic Additives To Be Used for Food Service Containers

EcoLogic, a worldwide technology organization that provides environmental solutions for plastics, has an exclusive supply agreement to provide Eco-One organic plastic additives to Letica Corp.

Report Examines Development of China's Paper Industries

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), among the leading manufacturers of paper in China, has invested in new technology as China's government forces inefficient, high-polluting paper mills to close

Metallic Color Technology Gets Assist from Anilox Roll Firm

Color-Logic is getting assistance from anilox roll products company Harper Corp. (Charlotte, NC) with its Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System



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